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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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So Glad We Went

My husband and I had some time and decided to find this home and take the tour and we are so glad we did. We visited this home in between Christmas and New Years. The women... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
Pamela G
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Inwood, West Virginia
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Inwood, West Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had some time and decided to find this home and take the tour and we are so glad we did. We visited this home in between Christmas and New Years. The women there that gave the tour had so much history to share that I was my husband were so stunned and amazed with so much... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I was extremely impressed by my visit to the Slave Haven, in large part because of the tour guide I had today. She was extremely knowledgable about everything in the displays and was able to tie what they have there with other bits of information she thought would be useful/interesting, which I found really helpful being Australian and not really... More 

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Denton
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175 reviews 175 reviews
17 attraction reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We thought this would be a quick in and out . . . it turned out to be a lot more to see than we thought. The two docents did a great job of bringing that period in our history to life. We all sang gospels and then she would interpret what the song was really about. She showed us... More 

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Asten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

Passionate guides telling about a great family doing the right thing -including their motives- in a dark period of history. Illustrating the hardness of slaves lifes by comprehensive stories and pictures, advertisements of the past. Must see for all families with kids growing up!

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Columbia, Missouri
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Excellent. Wonderful info. Too bad Dave D. had to make his review about himself like many white people instead of having an open mind and actually learning something. I'm irritated by comments that stating that this happened 200 years ago but lose sight of the fact that the legacy continues and is present in everyday culture. Some education is wasted... More 

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Ontario, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This small house was a part of history and I am thankful for the history lesson. We had a very knowledgeable, passionate tour guide who made the tour experience wonderful. I am glad we decided to visit.

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We highly recommend this information-packed and emotional tour. The ladies who staffed the museum and our tour on Saturday, Nov 22, 2014 were lovely, intelligent, and welcoming. The history they shared with our tour group was incredbly moving and dense with details. We highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Memphis! Thank you very much!

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Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This tour is a great precursor to the Civil Rights Museum and mind blowing in so many ways. Be prepared for an emotional, historical journey back in time to the days of unspeakable tragedy and persecution. The tour is informative and teaches so much about the slave trade, the brutal treatment and persecution of slaves and also of their cleverness... More 

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Leonardtown, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We were the only ones there on a Monday morning so we had our own tour guide. She was excellent plus she had an excellent voice-she sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" during the tour. I learned things about slavery that I did not know. Some facts brought tears to my eyes. Highly recommend. You will not forget this visit.

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This museum was quite interesting. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The house was used as a slave safe house in the Civil war. The basement had tunnels under the house to hide the slaves. It was fascinating to see and to hear the tour guide explain the way it was during that time. It was one of my favorite... More 

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